An endlessly diverse figured within Oslo’s fertile electronic music scene, Remii is a producer whose sound veers between the club-friendly and the more introspective. Always unpredictable whether in the studio or behind the decks, he’s a regular at Jæger, arguably the city’s most renowned nightclub, but is equally comfortable in booths where a more commercial flourish is required. If you’ve encountered his latest release, Cruisin, out via Ivaylo’s always on-point Bogota Records, then you’ll be all too aware of this guys’ brilliant ability to mix things up. All things considered, he’s a pretty great candidate for a Back 2 Mine. Here’s what he picked when we got in touch with him recently…
1. Gap Band – Early in the morning
This one inspires me the most. When it comes to producing funk, this one is my reference.
Gap Band - Early In The Morning (12" Version)
2. Prince – Controversy
Another big inspiration. Im a huge Prince fan, and this is one of my favourite.
3. Jungle – Casio
Some new stuff , that sound retro that I enjoy allot, really laidback groovy and soulful.
Jungle - Casio
4. Flytones – It Is What It Is
This some new funky and bumpy stuff. It’s a good track to drive to, on late summer nights.
It Is What It Is
5. Apollonia 6 – Sex Shooter
Prince produced this one. I remember I heard sa dj play this, and I was like wow, gotta have this one.
6. Bobby Brown – My Prerogative
The beginning of the new jack swing era. Im a sucker for new jack swing, and Teddy Riley is a genius.
7. Def Bond & Fafa Monteco – Such A Good Feelin
One of my first meetings with french house music. They sampled the group called Aurra from the 80s. Danced allot to this one and the original.
Def Bond & Fafa Monteco - Such A Good Feelin
8. Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
This is a masterpiece. It makes you happy, and it makes you wanna dance like an idiot.
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
9. Omar & Zed Bias – Dancing
A groovy Afro house rhythm and a superb vocal. Keeps you dancing!
Omar & Zed Bias - Dancing
10. Dj Deeon – Gimme Head
Ghetto Tech at its best. This one is awesomely rude.
Dj Deeon Gimme Head
Remii’s ‘Cruisin’ (featuring a remix by Ivalylo) is out 29/03 via Bogota Records.